I work with a wide range of age groups as a fully qualified, accredited counsellor and have gained experience in areas of abuse, anxiety, depression, stress, relationship and school related problems. Over 20 years of working in education has given me useful insight into the pressures of teaching and learning in the school and college environments. I have also had the opportunity to study and work within multi-cultural communities enhancing my understanding of diversity and issues that can arise.
How can counselling help you?
Having someone impartial to talk to, who is not connected to or influenced by your family, friends and colleagues can give you the time and space to explore any aspects of your life which are causing you stress and difficulties.
How can I help you?
As a person-centred counsellor, I actively listen to you, without judgement or an agenda, while you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. I believe we have the answers inside ourselves to improve our lives therefore I do not direct you or give you advice but work at your pace to discover ways to make decisions to have a more fulfilling future. I aim to build a collaborative relationship with you based on mutual trust encouraging you to feel more comfortable about yourself and making challenging life choices. I adapt my work to meet the needs and expectations of each of my clients because we are all individuals. If appropriate, I may suggest activities and exercises to develop coping strategies in dealing with stressful situations.
I have an enhanced DBS Certificate.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and qualifications
- BACP Accreditation (2021)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2017)
- Certificate in Counselling Children and Young people (2015)
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (2020 - updated 2021)
- Training course with Rape Crisis, High Wycombe (2017)
- Various short courses on working with trauma
- Various short courses in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) techniques
- Certificate in Pre-Trial Therapy and the Criminal Justice Process (2017)
- BA (Hons) Degree in Islamic and Biblical Studies (1990)
- PGCE in Primary Education (1991)
- I work with young people between the ages of 13 and 25 for a local agency.
- I see private clients from a wide age range including teenagers and adults.
- I counsel survivors of domestic and sexual abuse at the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Service.
- I have clients I work with face to face and remotely (telephone and on Zoom).
- I have been a Counselling Tutor at a college in Buckinghamshire for 3 years teaching Level 2, 3 and 4 counselling courses.
Having experience of working in the education sector for over 20 years and counselling young people from the age of 13, I have developed a special interest in and affinity with students and teachers. I feel I can relate to and understand many of the challenges they face throughout their careers.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
All 50-minute counselling sessions, whether face to face or remote, are £50.
What can I offer you?
- A wide range of counselling experience working with people from different backgrounds and age groups.
- A non-judgmental, respectful and open therapeutic relationship.
- A quiet, private space in a garden room with free parking if you choose to work face to face.
- Online or telephone counselling if you choose to work remotely.